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Wright-Patterson AFB in those days seemed to be a much simpler place. As this photo shows, the end of runway 23R is at far left, in between the two skinnier taxiways. The light area below them harbor the B-52s. That entire section of the base was and still is known as Area C.

 

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Here's the last 17th Bomb Wing Commander of the B-52Hs at Wright-Patterson, Colonel Henry W. Boardman. A great guy to talk with, but don't get on his wrong side. He was a strong leader with an easy-going manner. Great combination.  

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The sign at the gate for Area C shows the 17th Bomb Wing, with Col. Boardman commanding. Peace may have been their profession, but it was done by always being prepared for trouble.

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